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Lessons from a Living Building: The Brock Environmental Center

Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the project for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has exceeded its performance expectations, but not without hiccups along the way.

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The Case of the Missing Energy Model

SmithGroupJJR's Greg Mella discusses the use of energy modeling while designing Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center, now Living Building Challenge certified. 

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Ultra-Green Brock Center Certified as a 'Living Building'

Brock Environmental Center uses 80% less energy than an average building and is the first U.S. building permitted to "drink" its rainwater.

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Resurrecting Eero Saarinen's Design Dome at GM

The futuristic 60-year-old building remains as relevant as ever, with help from an updated interior by SmithGroupJJR, the original architect of record for the GM Technical Center.

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It's Time To Put Buildings On A Diet

SmithGroupJJR's Greg Mella discusses the importance of using "natural and simple" materials when designing sustainably. 

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